Saturday, February 20, 2016

Howlin' Good Fun

Our amazing tour of DFW's greatest family fun venues continued back across the metroplex to Grapevine, home of Great Wolf Lodge. This place was amazing!

Great Wolf Lodge is a bit pricey, but you can start using all of the resort amenities at 1:00 PM the day you check in and can stay until 9:00 PM on the day you check out, so when you consider you get two days of fun out of the one overnight stay it's not so bad. So we checked in just after 1:00, donned our free souvenir wolf ears, and jumped into the fun!

Jackson and Andrew were very impressed that the water park is inside the hotel. At a perfect 84 degrees, we forgot that it was February for a while! (not that it was that much cooler outside with this weird mild winter we have had!)

Measuring officially at 43 inches, Jackson was big enough to ride all of the big "you must be at least 42 inches to ride" slides. He is an adrenaline junky and couldn't get enough of the big slides! While we waited in the lines to go down the big slides, we got to spend lots of quality one on one time together. He is so fun to talk to these days and reveled in the undivided attention with mom or dad. Combined with the thrill of the slides themselves, I haven't seen him this happy in a long time. 

Unfortunately, this is what Andrew thinks of getting left behind when big brother gets to go ride the big slides. =(

You can't feel bad for him for too long though...he still managed to have a pretty good time, somehow.

And there were slides that everyone could enjoy too!

Benjamin thought that 84 degrees was the perfect napping weather! He slept through our entire first day in the water park.

We realized it was dinner time so called it a day and grabbed a pizza and salad to eat in our room. We tore the boys away from watching Frozen (all Disney movies, all the time on the tvs!) and went to the Character Story Time down in the Lodge. Jackson would rather watch Frozen...

We made it up to him with the biggest ice cream sundae you've ever seen. #ParentingWin #BedtimeFail . Ben didn't get any ice cream but he's still the cutest little wolf you've ever seen. He rocked those ears, with strangers stopping to admire him.

Ben finally got into the fun the next day! This was his first time "swimming" and I'm afraid we've ruined him for normal pools!

But all too soon he was lulled back into that perfect, 84 degree nap!

While Benny got his beauty rest, Jackson and Andrew lived it up. 

The only bad part about Great Wolf Lodge was having to leave! The boys demonstrated their wolf howls one more time and then we hit the road. As we were climbing in the car, they asked when we could come back. =)

What a wonderful weekend! We feel so lucky to have gotten to enjoy so many amazing experiences with our little family!

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